Schwarber hits 2 of Phils' 5 HRs to salvage split with Nats
Kyle Schwarber has hit two of Philadelphia’s five homers in the first four innings to help the Phillies get a much-needed win as they try to end an 11-year playoff drought, salvaging a split of a day-night doubleheader with an 8-2 victory over the Washington Nationals in a rainy Game 2.
Thompson has season-high 33, Warriors edge Lakers 117-115
Klay Thompson scored 16 of his season-high 33 points in the fourth quarter, Stephen Curry made a clutch layup with 46 seconds remaining, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Los Angeles Lakers 117-115, spoiling another scoring milestone by LeBron James.
Overstimulated? Stocks soar 75% in historic 12-month run
A year earlier, a terrifying free fall for the stock market suddenly ended, ushering in one of its greatest runs. It all led to a 76.1% surge for the S&P 500 and a shocking return to record heights. This run looks to be one of the, if not the, best 365-day stretches for the S&P 500 since before World War II. Only a little more than half of all U.S. households owned stocks in 2019, whether by day-trading stocks or holding an S&P 500 index fund in a 401(k) account. A handful of stocks within the S&P 500 are actually lower, headlined by Gilead Sciences, which is down 9.8%.
Overstimulated? Stocks soar 75% in historic 12-month run
A year earlier, a terrifying free fall for the stock market suddenly ended, ushering in one of its greatest runs. It all led to a )76.1% surge for the S&P 500 and a shocking return to record heights. This run looks to be one of, if not the, best 365-day stretches for the S&P 500 since before World War II. Only a little more than half of all U.S. households owned stocks in 2019, whether by day-trading stocks or holding an S&P 500 index fund in a 401(k) account. A handful of stocks within the S&P 500 are actually lower, headlined by Gilead Sciences, which is down 9.8%.
Picking the bracket: The Big Ten will feel right at home
Second round winners: Michigan, Florida State, Texas, Alabama. On to the upsets ...First round winners: Baylor, North Carolina, Winthrop, Purdue, Texas Tech, Colgate, Virginia Tech, Ohio State. AdFirst round winners: Gonzaga, Missouri, UCSB, Virginia, USC, Kansas, VCU, Iowa. Second round winners: Gonzaga, Virginia, USC, Iowa. The Big Ten tournament gets replaced by a Final Four in the heart of Big Ten country.
Leonard, Clippers pull away from Knicks for 129-115 win
(Brad Penner/Pool Photo via AP)NEW YORK – Kawhi Leonard scored 28 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rang up the highest point total of the season against the NBA's leading defense, beating the New York Knicks 129-115 on Sunday for their 10th win in 11 games. The Clippers shredded the NBA leaders in fewest points per game allowed to break away after leading by one after two quarters. Los Angeles came back from the locker room with seven straight points and didn't slow down the rest of the third quarter. Leonard and Jackson each scored 10 points in the period, when the Clippers made five 3-pointers and scored 35 points, taking a 101-91 lead to the fourth. Knicks: Reggie Bullock, who missed the last three games with a sore neck, returned to the starting lineup and scored eight points.
Michigan, Ohio State won’t play football for first time since 1917
That means 2020 is the first year in more than 100 years since the University of Michigan and the Ohio State University haven’t met for a football game. This is the second straight football game Michigan has had to cancel due to the pandemic. The Ohio State Buckeyes (5-0) just enjoyed a nice demolition of that other Michigan team in East Lansing. The Buckeyes handled Michigan State on Saturday, 52-12. This was after Ohio State was forced to cancel its game the week before against Illinois due to positive virus tests.
Michigan cancels Ohio State showdown, citing COVID-19 cases
Michigan canceled its annual rivalry game at Ohio State on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, because of the COVID-19 outbreak within the Wolverines football program. “Our players, they want to play,” Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said. “The Michigan-Ohio State rivalry is one of the most important rivalries in all of sports,” the Big Ten said in a statement. He also said if Ohio State does not play for the conference championship, it would be “great” to play the rivalry game against Michigan on Dec. 19. Ohio State guard Wyatt Davis said the team works all year with the goal of beating Michigan.
No. 3 Buckeyes await word on 'The Game' with plenty at stake
3 Ohio State banked some style points during its rout of Michigan State, but the next step toward any kind of championship for the Buckeyes this season could be out of their control. Ohio State has had its own problems with the coronavirus. Among those taken out of action was coach Ryan Day, who had to stay home and watch the Michigan State game on TV. So would another loss to the Buckeyes, who have won the rivalry game in each of Harbaugh's first five years at Michigan. Day said he was proud of how the Buckeyes moved past the rough, uncertain week to dominate Michigan State.
Voit, Torres homer as Yankees beat Rays 5-1 to force Game 5
New York Yankees' Luke Voit, right, celebrates with Gleyber Torres (25) after Voit hit a solo home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning in Game 4 of a baseball American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in San Diego. Asked the Yankees mentality for Game 5, Voit said, “We're going to win it." It's a rematch of last year’s ALDS Game 5 between Houston and Tampa Bay. “We've seen him," Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said. Tampa Bay loaded the bases in the third but got just one run, on Brandon Lowe’s fielder’s choice.
ViacomCBS to rebrand CBS All Access as Paramount Plus
NEW YORK – ViacomCBS will rebrand its CBS All Access streaming service as Paramount Plus, set to debut early next year with new, original shows. The new service will add shows from BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, other Paramount Pictures and ViacomCBS brands, in addition to what CBS All Access already offers. CBS was one of the first media companies to launch its own streaming service. Paramount Plus enters an increasingly crowded field. Disney last year launched its $7-a-month Disney Plus service.